Mt. Montgomery is one of the more interesting areas of the narrow gauge to explore. At an elevation of over 7000 feet at its summit, it was the most formidable natural obstacle on the entire route. In operation until 1938, the line twisted its way around and through the mountain. A 247 foot tunnel just below the summit is today the most interesting point on the route to explore.
Mt. Montgomery was not without its share of disaster, such as this 1923 wreck just below the summit. Today only a small pile of rusty metal remains.
Compared to the rest of the world, things are relatively unchanged in the area around Mt. Montgomery. The pictures below were taken on the northern approach to the tunnel between Summit and Basalt in 2022.